Discover fantastic Pocono Mountains events every month of the year!
From January to December, the Pocono Mountains events calendar is filled with exciting happenings, and many beloved fairs and festivals have been taking place year after year for decades - or even over a century! You’ll find annual carnivals of all kinds: performing arts festivals like DanceFest Milford showcase the talent of area artists, while local businesses like Country Junction - World’s Largest Store mark the seasons with everything from recurring summer berry celebrations to photos with Santa and the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to check our local restaurants for special holiday meals and brunches too. Plan your next trip around one of our annual events!
Bundle up for WinterFest in Downtown Stroudsburg, which offers special promotions at local businesses and attractions as well as creative ice sculptures all around town.
Warm up at the beginning of the month with some hearty home cooking at the Chili & Wing Cookoff at Silver Birches.
Looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Marching bands, bagpipers and groups from local nonprofits and businesses fill the streets of Stroudsburg with shamrocks for the town’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
As green leaves return to the Poconos Mountains every spring, area communities get together to match Mother Nature’s efforts to beautify the planet. Pick Up the Poconos hosts a region-wide litter pick-up in April as well as in September, and many towns and local organizations celebrate Earth Day with their own clean up events.
Head to the movies for the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival late in the month, which brings avant-garde screenings and awards to the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House.
Whitewater Dam Release Days for the Lehigh River begin in May and continue throughout the summer and early fall, with local liveries like Pocono Whitewater Adventures and Whitewater Rafting Adventures offering adrenaline-filled weekend dam release rafting trips.
Get ready for summer adventures to take flight at The Great Pocono Raceway Airshow at the end of the month. This event happens every other year and brings incredible flying acts like the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, to the skies over "The Tricky Triangle."
Kick off the summer with delicious eats and drinks! Split Rock Resort has been hosting the Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine and Food Festival for 30 years.
For over 25 years, kayakers and canoers have gathered each summer for the Delaware River Sojourn. This multi-day, guided paddling trip aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the Delaware River and its watershed, incorporating education programs, historical interpretation, and more.
Look no further than the Pocono Mountains for amazing places to watch Fourth of July firework spectaculars. Cheer on the stars and stripes at celebrations all over the region.
Every summer, the Poconos is alive with the sound of music, with a wide variety of festivals highlighting amazing local musicians. The Wildflower Concert Series has been held on the lush grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary for almost 40 years.
Shawnee Riverfest offers a free day of music for the whole family on the shores of the Delaware River, with proceeds benefiting the local community.
County fairs typically happen in August and have been a staple on the Pocono Mountains events calendar for generations, offering rides, food, agricultural displays, entertainment, fireworks and fun for the whole family. The Wayne County Fair in Honesdale is over 150 years old and hosts big-name country music concerts, a demolition derby and much more.
Livestock shows and demolition derbies are just a few of the exciting competitions and events on the schedule at the Carbon County Fair in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.
Monroe County’s West End Fair takes place in Gilbert, PA and features animals, live entertainment and arena shows.
The fairground in Newfoundland, PA is filled with a colorful ferris wheel, fun slides and more for the Greene Dreher Sterling Fair, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
As summer winds down, take advantage of the long hours of daylight to enjoy some extra time on the water. Wally Lake Fest is an action-packed weekend and community-wide festival held every year on Lake Wallenpaupack.
Fall brings literature lovers to Milford for the Milford Readers & Writers Festival. Get inspired by performances and author talks.
Pocono Latin Fest is fun for the whole family and takes place at East Stroudsburg University, featuring the vibrant sights, sounds, and flavors of Latin America.
The Black Bear Film Festival is one of Pennsylvania's premier independent film festivals, a great place to find some new favorites to add to your watch list.
As the last of the leaves fall, let Poconos chefs take care of your family's Thanksgiving feast. Local restaurants offer delicious holiday buffets and to-go dinners.
Light up the dark with holiday lights displays like Lights at the Lake and the West End Festival of Lights which begin at the end of November and continue through December.
When colder temperatures arrive and snow blankets the Pocono Mountains, our small towns light up for the most wonderful time of the year, from Hawley Winterfest to Milford's Annual Tree Lighting. The historic streets of Jim Thorpe are the perfect backdrop for the town’s Annual Olde Time Christmas Weekends.
On December 31, ring in the new year with buffets and ball drops at Poconos resorts, and get ready for the calendar to start all over again!